Green Bay Packers wide receiver joins a star-studded cast this season
Donald Driver of the Green Bay Packers will be among the 12 celebrity contestants in the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars.” Contestants will make their debut dance with their partners on March 19 and March 26- but won’t find out until March 27 if they make the first cut.
Donald Driver will show off his footwork on the 14th season alongside fellow athlete, 55-year-old Martina Navratilova, whose tennis career consists of 18 Grand Slam single titles. Dancing with the Stars casts will also consists of Jaleel White, more famously known as Urkel, singers Gladys Knight, Gavin DeGraw and Katherine Jenkins. Donald Driver will join other famous faces who will be participating in the upcoming season; “Melrose Place” actor Jack Wagner, “The View” co-host Sherri Shepard, “Extra” co-host Maria Menounos, “Little House on the Prairie” actress Melissa Gilbert, the Disney Channels’ Roshon Fegan and telenovela star William Levy.
Donald Driver is not the first NFL player to grace the Dancing with the Stars stage. The Packers wide receiver joins the ranks behind Chad Ochocinco, Jerry Rice and Warren Sapp, among others.
Donald Driver is listed as a 13-2 shot to win, according to the “Washington Post, but Packers quarterback, Aaron Rogers, thinks Driver has what it takes to make it to the finals.